Table is the most difficult object to be styled, due to its browser compatibility and markup. Most of the designers and developers will use div to replace table because it is much more easier to style div than table. But, we still need table in our daily applications, one of the best example is comparison table. This article will share 10 useful jQuery table plug ins for you to display, sort, filter and manipulate your data in table.
Fixed width, 2-column website template. A light on dark theme design with a nice colorful image header.
ColumnManager is a jQuery plugin that able to toggle the visibility of table columns (collapsing and expanding them) and to save the state until the next visit. This is a very tiny and lightweight plugin which is only 3.6kb packed.
Ingrid is yet another jQuery Datagrid plugin. It has features like column resizing, paging, sorting, row and column styling and more. The author’s website provide great documentation on how to get started with this plugin.
HeatColor is a plugin that allows you to assign colors to elements, based on a value derived from that element. The derived value is compared to a range of values, either determined automatically or passed in, and the element is assigned a “heat” color based on its derived value’s position within the range.
Lightweight but rich data grid with resizable columns and a scrolling data to match the headers, plus an ability to connect to an xml based data source using Ajax to load the content.
Similar in concept with the Ext Grid only its pure jQuery love, which makes it light weight and follows the jQuery mantra of running with the least amount of configuration.
- Resizable columns
- Resizable height and width
- Sortable column headers
- Cool theme
- Can convert an ordinary table
- Ability to connect to an ajax data source (XML and JSON[new])
- Show/hide columns
- Toolbar (new)
- Search (new)
- Accessible API
- Many more
Tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. It supports multi-column sorting, cross-browser and easily extensible via its widget system.
Scrollable HTML Table plugin for jQuery able to convert a table into scrollable.
uiTableFilter is a jQuery plugin for filtering table rows. The author shows a detailed example on how to implement the filter function for your table together with the plugin.
1. Variable length pagination.
2. On-the-fly filtering.
3. Multi-column sorting with data type detection.
4. Smart handling of column widths.
5. Display data from almost any data source.
7. Scrolling options for table viewport.
8. Fully internationalisable.
9. jQuery UI ThemeRoller support.
10. Rock solid – backed by a suite of 2600+ unit tests.
11. Wide variety of plug-ins inc. TableTools, FixedColumns, KeyTable and more It’s free!